Emergence of a star …. by Rebecca Glaessner
Despite countless weeks spent on coding and design, she’d almost forgotten the outfit.
School notification; dance-hall activated.
Eyes closed, chest tight, time to upload.
Other students uploaded too, filling the dark virtual dance-hall with a chaos of colour. The guests contrasting with timber decor meant for long-lost tuxedos and ballgowns.
She took a moment to escape above the excitement, drifting in a sleek, flight-encoded, wavelength-shifting jumpsuit.
Someone announced her name, startling her as she landed.
Everyone cheered. Friends embraced her.
She’d won best-dressed.
Breathing deep, she ascended again in a shimmer, and soared, feeling free and utterly glorious.
© 2021 Rebecca Glaessner
September 2: Flash Fiction Challenge « Carrot Ranch
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to the theme, “not everyone fits a prom dress.” You can take inspiration from Ellis Delaney’s song, the photo, or any spark of imagination. Who doesn’t fit and why?…
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